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Call for Papers (Special Issue on FOLIO)

February 1, 2021

The International Journal of Librarianship (IJoL) is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on sharing and spreading new ideas and developments in the field of library and information science around the world. Published biannually, IJoL is open access and indexed and full text available in EBSCO and ProQuest databases; listed in Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ) and many other online directories. It is permanently preserved by Library of Congress and LOCKSS/PKP PLN system.

Now IJoL calls for original research papers, field reports, case studies, or any other kind of papers that relate to the new generation of library services platforms, especially FOLIO (the Future Of Library Is Open) which is “a collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors building an open source library services platform. It supports traditional resource management functionality and can be extended into other institutional areas.” (https://www.folio.org/). The topics include but are not limited to:

  • Applications and implications of library services platforms in libraries
  • Artificial intelligence enabled services (smart services) by library services platforms
  • Best practices, use cases, and case studies of library services platforms in libraries
  • Business models of library services platforms in a cloud environment 
  • Design principles of library services platforms
  • Internationalization and localization of library services platforms
  • Challenges of implementing open source library services platforms
  • Linked Data in library services platforms
  • New developments and trends in library services platforms
  • System architectures of library services platforms
  • Sustainability of open source library services platforms
  • Future directions of open source library services platforms

This special issue is expected to be published in December 2021. Deadline for paper submission is July 15, 2021. For detailed submission information please visit: https://journal.calaijol.org/index.php/ijol/about/submissions

Please send any questions or inquiries to Qing Zou at: qzou@lakeheadu.ca or Keven Liu at: kevenlw@gmail.com. 

Keven Liu, Editor

Qing Zou, Editor

International Journal of Librarianship Editorial Board 

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Call for Papers (Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and libraries)

March 2, 2020

Now IJoL calls for original research papers, field reports, case studies, or any other kind of papers that relate to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science (DS) in the field of library and information science.

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Call for Papers (Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and libraries)

January 6, 2020

Now IJoL calls for original research papers, field reports, case studies, or any other kind of papers that relate to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science (DS) in the field of library and information science. 

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Call for Book Reviews

November 15, 2017

IJoL invites book reviews for the following of books to be included in the Book Review section of the summer 2018 issue:

  • Linked Data for Cultural Heritage (An ALCTS Monograph); Ed Jones and Michele Seikel, editors; 2016; ISBN: 978-0-8389-1439-7
  • Library Linked Data in the Cloud; Carol Jean Godby, Shenghui Wang, Jeffrey K. Mixter; 2015; ISBN: 978-1-6270-5219-1
  • Linked Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums: How to Clean, Link and Publish Your Metadata; Seth Van Hooland and Ruben Verborgh; 2014; ISBN: 978-0-8389-1251-5
  • Linked Data: Structured data on the web; David Wood, Marsha Zaidman, Luke Ruth; 2014; ISBN: 978-1-6172-9039-8

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Call for Papers (Special Issue Featuring on Linked Data)

November 15, 2017
In the past decade, the growth of Linked Data on the Web is significant. Libraries, archives, and museums around the world have been experimenting with Linked Data that opens up opportunities to enhance and further improve services they provide. New models, standards, and applications are inspired by Linked Data. Although Linked Data technology is becoming mature, there are still many issues that prevent library communities from moving forward with this technology. It is time to share lessons learnt, to demonstrate benefits of Linked Data, and to discuss the future of Linked Data in libraries, archives, and museums.

IJoL invites both practitioners and researchers to share their experiences and strategies. While IJoL continues to accept submissions on any aspects of librarianship, articles about Linked Data are particularly welcomed.

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Call for Papers (Special Issue on Academic Data Services)

December 21, 2016
Following the successful launch of its inaugural issue the IJoL calls for papers for a special issue on data services and management. This is an area that is rapidly evolving and around the world librarians are dealing with distinct technological, regulatory and theoretical challenges. The IJoL invites both practitioners and researchers to share their experiences and strategies. Articles about any aspects of academic and research data services and data librarianship are welcomed.

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Call for Papers

September 1, 2016

The International Journal of Librarianship (IJoL) invites original papers or reviews of books, journal articles or conference papers that contribute to the study and research in the Library and Information Science.  All articles dealing with academic, research, public, school and special libraries and other information institutes are welcome.

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